Author: Potter Craft
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
A comprehensive reference manual of hundreds of stitches is divided into eight categories--knit-purl, crossed and cables, slipped, lacy, double, twisted, cast-off, and fancy stitches--and includes an overview of basic knitting information and techniques, easy instructions and 440 full-color photos. Original.
Author: Inc. Sterling Publishing Co
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
With 142 different stitches, from the basic stockinette, seaside chain, slip-stitches to openwork embroidery, plus a variety of beautiful knitting projects, this comprehensive guide is the knitter's bible. Complete with illustrations & diagrams and explained in an easy-to-follow format. Beginners can use the directions to learn the fundamentals; more experienced knitters will pour over the pages for fresh ideas.
This jam-packed stitch bible begins with a guide to the best tools and equipment, detailed instructions on how to knit, and information on reading stitch diagrams and understanding knitting abbreviations. The stitches are divided into five sections. The first section introduces basic combinations of knit and purl. These two basic stitches can be configured into patterns and constructed into all kinds of fabrics. The second section features cable and aran stiches. These are characterized by a large central panel bordered by varying numbers of side panels on a textural background. For the beginner knitter, lace knitting may seem daunting as it requires a little more technique. However, the sense of accomplishing a simple eyelet will encourage you to attempt and experiment with the more complex and challenging effects. The fourth section focuses on colourwork, with most of the designs drawing inspiration from traditional Scottish and Scandinavian patterns knitted using the Fair Isle technique, which uses design repeats and motifs in horizontal and vertical bands, and in small and large panels. Intarsia knitting is a similar technique, though patterns often involve larger blocks of colour and picture motifs. The final section concentrates on edgings and trims. From simple yet decorative ribs to intricate lace borders, there is an almost endless variety of edgings. They offer a quick way of turning a plain knit garment into something supremely stylish. Whether you’re a knitting novice who is picking up a pair of needles for the first time, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, you will find inspiration and technical know-how within these pages.
Presents a guide to three hundred knitting stitches, including such patterns as lace, openwork, cable, slip stitch, and textured knit and purl, with information on techniques, symbols and charts, and reading instructions.
Author: Linda Schäpper
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Profiles five hundred crochet stitch designs, including classic patterns and originals by the author, providing a photo, a diagram, and written instructions for each; and includes a pictorial index, illustrated instructions for basic stitches, and a list of international crochet symbols.
A colorful go-to reference for all knitters featuring 250 essential knit stitches. Get ready to spice up your knitting! Every knitter needs a good stitch dictionary, and this volume is perfect for new and experienced knitters alike. Knit Stitch Dictionary offers 250 knit stitches, from simple knit-purl combos to fancy textured, color, and lace stitch patterns. Knowing that not every knitter works in the same way, this indispensible guide has both written and charted instructions that clearly explain how to knit each stitch. Knit Stitch Dictionary is divided into sections including: basic knit and purl stitches; eyelets and lace; cables; traveling and twisted stitches; bobbles, puffs and clusters; slip stitches; chevrons, ripples and waves; tucks and ruffles; and colorwork patterns. A photo glossary at the back of the book offers a candy box view of all the stitch patterns, allowing you to instantly choose the ones that strike your fancy. Knit Stitch Dictionary will be a go-to reference that you'll reach for again and again!
Wendy Bernard's groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round constructions—and readers took notice. Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by type—knit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cables—plus a chapter on mosaic knitting. Each chapter of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items.
“A lavishly illustrated knitting reference particularly strong in its coverage of both basic techniques and more advanced techniques. Garments illustrating techniques covered in the book and a section of stitch patterns round out the content of this excellent knitting reference that should find a place on the shelves of all public library knitting collections.”—Library Journal. “This is a great book!”—Knitters’ Forum.
Stitch dictionaries are to knitters what Webster’s is to a writer. Within the pages of these inspiring reference books are the endless variations of knit and purl stitches that produce the fabrics of all knitting. But in the Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, designer Wendy Bernard does something no other author has done before— she presents instructions for working 150 popular stitch patterns four different ways: top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and cables to colorwork and fancy edgings, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. To showcase the stitch patterns in action, Bernard also includes instructions for eight garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting garments without a pattern. This is an invaluable go-to resource, sure to inspire legions of knitters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.
Discover knit and purl variations, ribbed patterns, cables, lace, and more in this must-have reference for all knitters. Step-by-step instructions and a full-color photo of a hand-knitted swatch are included for each stitch. More than 360 different stitches are featured Includes a wide variety of stitches from easy to advanced, organized by style so you can create unique combinations and designs A lifelong reference for beginner through expert knitters